Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles, Yoga
Total years in practice: 10
Highlighted by Yoga Journal Magazine as one of twenty-one yoga teachers helping to “shape the future of yoga,” Marla has been teaching Iyengar Yoga in Los Angeles, nationally and internationally for over 25 years.
Since visiting India for the first time to conduct research for a degree in Buddhist philosophy, Marla has returned annually to study yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar and his children, Geeta and Prashant.
She helped design and assisted with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety, and IBS. In addition, Marla has created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Marla also shares her knowledge internationally as a writer and contributor for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and other magazines. She served the national yoga community as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and member of the National Certification Committee. She is pursuing her commitment to making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics.